Friday, January 18, 2008

This is what happens after 3 hours of Philosophy...

So. Plato. Its not often I'm inspired to blog after a lecture. And even more rare for me to have a) done the work and b) agreed with the lecturer. So today is a day of firsts.

The concept is fairly simple...there is TRUTH. Then there is life, which is an imitation of TRUTH (and art, which is an imitation of an imitation...I like this sort of thinking!) But anyway. Truth. And imitations thereof.

Are our lives not just an imitation of TRUTH?? What we strive for, how we try to live, and what we want to achieve...all just "imitations" of the life we aim at...the ultimate TRUTH?

In this life, we will never measure up to or achieve this, but it can't hurt to keep trying. Right? After all, "His truth shall be your shield" (Psalm 91v4)

Or maybe I'm thinking too much

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Birds and Chimney Sweeps

So no prizes for guessing what I did with my afternoon!! Its amazing what insight you get on life from Mary Poppins...I don't think Disney films are meant to prompt blog-age but there we are. That's what the combination of a lack of sleep and my warped brain does for you!!

Without wanting to get all philosophical and deep, coz a) its late and b) that's always just a tad dangerous. 2008 is going to be a strange year, and I know that if I'm not careful, some of the bits that should be special are going to get swept away with deadlines and dates and finding a real job. There are lots of lasts coming up in the next few months, and instead of missing them because I'm too busy looking forward, I'm determined to take time to enjoy them...they're all "last" things for a reason after all!! I might be missing something, but the "lasts" that I'm aware of aren't overly upsetting...they seem to fit in to the grand scheme of things being right for seasons and all that jazz.

So my philosophy for 2008...spend some time up with the stars looking down.

In the words of Bert...There's the whole world at your feet. And who gets to see it but the birds, the stars and the chimney sweeps.